Sergeant Joshua Lawson has been named commander of the Kentucky State Police Public Affairs Branch and will function as the agency’s primary spokesperson at KSP headquarters in Frankfort.
Lawson is a 13-year veteran of the agency. His previous assignments include duty as a road trooper at KSP Post 8 in Morehead, a public affairs officer at KSP Post 5 in Campbellsburg, an assistant spokesperson at the KSP Public Affairs Branch in Frankfort and a detective in the KSP Electronic Crime Branch.
“Effective communication plays a vital role in KSP’s public safety mission,” says Lawson. “Protecting Kentucky’s citizens from harm is an enormous task. It requires a team effort by law enforcement, statewide news media, social media networks and the public at large.”
Lawson says he looks forward to the challenge ahead and developing relationships with media partners to enhance a timely flow of information. “Working together, we can help prevent, reduce and deter crime throughout the Commonwealth,” adds Lawson.
Locally, Trooper Shane Jacobs continues to serve Knox County through Post 10 in Harlan and work with Sgt. Lawson.